CUBA: Prosperity & Rebellion

Hotheaded partisans of Rebel Fidel Castro tried to close down the Cuban economy last week, and quickly discovered that well-paid workers do not become ardent revolutionaries. For six days, workers in pro-rebel Santiago de Cuba held firmly to their spontaneous general strike (TIME, Aug. 12). then gradually drifted back to their jobs. Most Havana workers, making near-record wages, ignored the call. Going up were four new skyscraper hotels. A new superhighway was snaking west from the city along the sea front, and underneath Havana Bay, a 20-lane tunnel needed only five more...

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